Thursday, October 6, 2011

Let's go for a walk...


I love finding new trails to walk on. This week I went to another of our County parks that began as something else until the county bought the property for preservation.
I posted about the property here. This is an old farm which used to be the County Poor Farm.
As you can see, the barn is wonderful.
Now, I'll take you with me on a 3 mile walk through the property.


The trail starts going down this hill, and then around a small pond.


After walking up another hill, we came upon this little cemetery. These unmarked stones mark the graves of indigent people who died at the poor farm.


There are lots of wildflowers growing along the edges of the trails.


In the back of the property, there is a working farm.

Walking along the back section of the trail.



The trees are just starting to show their Fall colors.



Along the trail we see a hole that some animal dug.



Even the dried weeds look pretty in the setting sun.



We are getting close when we see the back of the barn again.



As we get near the barn we again pass the pond, which looks so pretty as the sun sets.
What a nice way to get some exercise!

19 comments:

chezzy louise said...

i love looking at old farms like that, the country air is so calming.

Nancy said...

I'm going to have to check this one out. It looks so peaceful!!!

Cindy said...

I love when you take us along for a walk with you! Such a pretty place!

LL Cool Joe said...

Beautiful shots and I like the Autumn colours. :)

Raise Them Up said...

Another beautiful walk! What a neat place! :) I especially like the seventh picture with the rolling farmland and the trees. Just beautiful scenery!

Heather said...

What a beautiful area! It looks like someplace great to visit before it gets cold again!

Aspiemom said...

Mari, it looks so beautiful where you live! I wish I could come up for several days visit. Thanks for sharing pictures so those of us far away can enjoy it. (You take beautiful shots!)

Sharon said...

I must say that you took us on a beautiful walk this morning.
Can't wait for our next walk.
Have a great weekend.

Susan said...

Enjoyed my walk with you this morning. Thanks!!!

Leslie Payne said...

Does this mean I don't have to exercise later today? :0)

Those unmarked grave stones really get me thinking. Each one of those individuals had a story to tell. I wonder what it was....?

Karen said...

I missed taking my walk this morning, so I'm glad I got to go along on yours! Such a beautiful spot. It's nice when communities these days are so responsible about having lots of open space for people to enjoy.

Musicaljean said...

Looks like you had perfect weather for that walk. Beautiful and so peaceful looking!

Lara said...

Mari, first of all I want to thank you for always visiting AND COMMENTING my blog. Most of the time, I just visit!
I always love the pictures you post and it looks so beautiful where you live. Whenever I see them, I just want to take the plane and go there!
Have a wonderful weekend.

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Mari, thanks for this beautiful walk...

Just Mom said...

Beautiful!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Mari your pictures are extraordinary!!!! I think you should do a book of your work or something!!! Where is this farm too, I'd love our family to walk there, maybe even tomorrow!!!

Jenny the Pirate said...

I'm always stunned by how rural your surroundings are, Mari. It's so beautiful. I'm glad you take advantage of it both by walking and getting the pictures. I'm praying for you as you await the arrival of the little one!

Justabeachkat said...

Gorgeous photos Mari. I'd love to take this walk with you. Such a pretty place to walk, especially this time of year.

Hugs,
Kat

Shelly said...

It is awesome what they have done to the place. I think if I had a horse, I would take it there to ride on the equestrian trails. Love the photos and looks like you had a peaceful walk.
BTW, did you know there is another place down the road, west on leonard, crockery park.